Marcus Rashford suffering from ‘Theo Walcott syndrome’, says former Manchester City player

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Former Manchester City defender Danny Mills has labelled United striker Marcus Rashford as one suffering from “Theo Walcott syndrome”.

Danny Mills now a pundit has explained that Walcott, once tipped to become the next big thing in England, never lived up to expectations at Arsenal and left the Gunners for Everton in 2018.

“One minute he’s a world-beater and the next you are going, ‘what’s happened? He’s gone?’” he told talkSPORT of the 22-year-old.

“It’s not quite as dramatic, but it’s almost like ‘Theo Walcott syndrome’. He’d score a hat-trick and you’d think, ‘oh my goodness, he’s arrived! That’s it, he is going to kick on’.

“But then he went missing for the next five or six games.

I think a lot of United’s players are like that.”’

Prior to the Red Devils’ trip to Bournemouth last Saturday, Rashford scored 4 goals in 4 matches across all competitions. At the Cherries, however, the Englishman remained drew a blank front of the goal as United were defeated 1-0 by Eddie Howe’s men.